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Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua

New York Fashion Week’s casting was the most racially diverse it has ever been, thanks to Brent Chua.

Over three days, New York Fashion Week: Men’s featured 20 runway shows and presentations produced by the CFDA.

Industria Studios and Cadillac House, the official venues for the July 2018 season.

Brent Chua Casting Models for NYFW SS19

When it comes to pick the right guy to walk for 20 runway shows is hard to make decisions like this.

But photographer and Casting savvy Brent Chua does it right.

Hispanic guys was a majority, following of black models and then asians coming along to play.

The agencies increased a full diversity on their boards. RED Models, NEXT Models, New York Models, IMG, Major Models with the most variety of models.

For comparison, the Spring 2015 season, when The Fashion Spot first began tracking runway diversity, was only 20.9 percent nonwhite.

The New Faces on the Board:

Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Aaron T @ Click Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Alexis Chaparro @ Next Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Amani Alexander Bri’Geid Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Andrei Dobrin @ Next Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Ari @ ONE Management
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Cesar Acosta @ RED Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Cezur @ Soul Artist Management
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Coen Lamont @ Muse Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Dakota Martinez @ St. Claire Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Dojin Kim @ Q Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Donovan Santos @ Next Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Emile @ ONE Management
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Evan Left @ Q Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Ezekiel Luna @ Bri’Geid Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Ibby So @ RED Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Jacob Gutierrez @ Next Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Jaleen Oliver @ Next Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Jaxon Rose @ Wilhelmina Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Julian Cardona @ Major Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Justin Valsechi @ Major Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Kai Bomholtz @ Heroes Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Kris Marshall @ St. Claire Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Max Wechter @ DNA Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Michael Martin @ DNA Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Morocco @ DNA Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Nahuel @ DNA Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Trenton Parrott @ IMG Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Vic Gayton @ St. Claire Models
Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua
Youssouf Bamba @ RED Models

HEROES Models, St. Claire Models, Q Models, One Models and Bri’Geid its like the pepper that we need in our food, coming with so interest new faces like Evan Left from Q Models.

Agencies like DNA Models, Wilhelmina Models and Soul Artist Management still on top to participate on NYFW.

Thankfully, it seems the days of New York brands featuring zero nonwhite models are behind us. (All of the Fall 2018 shows we examined included at least one model of color and the vast majority had two or more.)

And yet, with so many of the week’s alternative castings concentrated within a relatively small number of shows, there was a question of whether the industry was actually transforming or whether a few progressive designers were carrying their peers.

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Whether the castings were a precursor to even greater strides or if designers were just taking “diversity” to mean “Insta-bait.”

More designers need to get on board and share the happy burden of progress.

Photographer Brent Chua.
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You can see more of NYFW SS19 here: NYFW.

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5 comments on “Casting Models for NYFW SS19 by Brent Chua

  1. xander Hind-Marsh

    Models are getting uglier and uglier. I wouldn’t employ any of them!

  2. fashionablymale

    Is not about getting uglier, is about inclusiveness and having so much style.

  3. I admire Brent Chua and his casting process. I heard that he has such passion that is very contagious and of course a very talented photographer as well! I love that he is not on a lot of social media (instagram) and he lets his work speaks for himself. Giving us what goes on behind the scene and stepping back (of the limelight) to give models their time to shine! He is one of my idols!

  4. fashionablymale

    You right. His work is incredible and can never be compared to others. His passion is unique.

  5. Brent Chua is a true GEM!
    Thank you very much for this article.
    You can really tell that the models and industry people really enjoys and respect him. It clearly shows in his work.
    I had a chance to meet him in person at a New York Fashion Week show that he is casting for and I was truly surprised (in a very good way) of how he behaves – VERY REAL and NOT PRETENTIOUS!
    So refreshing specially for this industry!

    Wishing him all the success he deserves!

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